Moon joins Venus and Jupiter - Dec 1, 2008

Presently the western sky is dotted with to brilliant heavenly bodies – Venus and Jupiter.
As the Venus, the goddess of love and beauty is climbing above the horizon and Jupiter, the King of the Gods, is inching towards it. On the evening of December 1st we are presented with amazing site when the Moon joins them.
This is computer graphic artist's simulation (i.e. mine) of how the sky will look at about 7 p.m. on dec 1, 08. Later that night the moon passes right through the gap between the planets but then the trio will be below the horizon.
It will be a trivial matter for one to photograph these heavenly bodies with simple digital camera. And therefore one might start to take photographs on November 30th and December 2nd as well.
This is not such a rare event. One of the memorable event was on Apr 23,1998 when the moon actually crossed over them, the event astronomers call Occultation.

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